UPDATED Join us to discuss the City’s new Official Plan

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UPDATE 24-Mar-2021

Response from ASH to City of Ottawa [PDF, click to open in new tab]:  New Official Plan follow up question responses: Sandy Hill

UPDATE 22-Jan-21

Over 50 engaged Sandy Hill residents attended the virtual community meeting last Tuesday, below is the presentation from the City staff. Reminder: the City of Ottawa deadline for comments (newop@ottawa.ca) on the draft Plan is February 17, 2021.

OP Presentation 2021 Sandyhill Community Association Jan 19

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ASH is hosting a virtual community meeting from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 so residents can discuss this new draft plan with City planners. We invite residents to join the meeting to learn more and ask questions. For the meeting link, please email info@ash-acs.ca. We use the video platform Jitsi.

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How do you see your neighbourhood?

This is the fundamental question at the heart of the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan. The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of our city and a policy framework to guide Ottawa’s physical development to 2046.

The City is in the midst of designing a new Official Plan (it was last updated in 2003 during amalgamation). It released its draft in November 2020, and the Plan has implications for every neighbourhood in our City, including Sandy Hill. For instance, the zoning boundaries for Sandy Hill have changed in the new Central and East Downtown Core Secondary Plan, which you can find among the new Official Plan’s list of Secondary Plans here: https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan/news_feed/draft-new-official-plan

Submit your questions

We also encourage you to submit your questions in advance by filling out the Google Form below:

The City of Ottawa deadline for comments on the draft Plan is February 17, 2021. 

Where does Sandy Hill fit into the new draft plan?

The draft plan divides the city into six transects (zones). Sandy Hill falls within the Downtown Core Transect.* The city is divided further still into a series of Urban and Rural Secondary Plans. Sandy Hill now sits in the Central and East Downtown Core Secondary Plan. This Secondary Plan is where you will find the specific policies for Sandy Hill.

Action Sandy Hill has reviewed the new Secondary Plan, and compared it to the now former Sandy Hill Secondary Plan. You will find the comparison and our comments in the document below. These have been sent to City staff so they can prepare for the January 19 community meeting. [To open a copy of the PDF in a new tab click here Action Sandy Hill – comments on CEDCSP, Jan4.PDF]:

Comparison of old & new plans and ASH position

Action Sandy Hill – comments on CEDCSP, Jan4

Relevant links

*page 128 of the draft Official Plan